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Crescendo (Belgium) - September 2018

Jean-Marie André

"she offers that clear and tasty sound, a subtle game of pedals and perfect breathing, essential qualities in this repertoire (...) this is a "devilishly" interesting record to discover"

American Record Guide (USA) - July 2016

Sang Woo Kang

"Berlinskaya’s Scriabin is fantastic. Her clear and expansive playing clearly communicates Scriabin’s mysticism. (...) Berlinskaya turns shadow into transient beauty, to quote a certain poet."

MUSICAL TORONTO (CANADA) - APRIL 2016

Norman Lebrecht

« Berlinskaya is a tremendous Scriabin interpreter […] playing of this calibre demands to be heard […] If you have the slightest interest for Russian civilization, you must experience this music immediately. »

ARTAMAG' - APRIL 2016

Jean-Charles Hoffelé

« Her subtil rubato, her versicolore playing […] the intelligence of her tempos that let the harmony shine make this album one of the most beautiful Scriabin records that I’ve heard in a long time.»

PIANONEWS (GERMANY) - APRIL 2016

Isabel Fedrizzi

« The Three Pieces op. 45, the Sonata op. 68 and the late « Towards the Flame » reveal in the pianist an erudite pianist and passionate about the youth as well as the maturity of the composer […] Wonderful music, played beautifully. »

DIAPASON (FRANCE) - MARCH 2016

Bertrand Boissard

« Under the fingers of Ludmila Berlinskaya, 10 preludes […], strewn with passionate outbursts, dispense a never bland silkiness and show a pianist who commits body and soul. »

MUSICWEB-INTERNATIONAL - MARCH 2016

Roger Blackburn

« On the evidence of this CD, Ludmila Berlinskaya joins Sudbin at the top of the list of my great Scriabin interpreters. […] Berlinskaya has something extra, really getting to the very heart of music. She has the technique and imagination to produce an incredible variety of textures […]. »

GRAMOPHONE (UK) - MARCH 2016

Geoffrey Norris

« Berlinskaya’s is by far the more nourishing recital. She is limpid and graceful […], she feels the pulse of the music instinctively. […] There is an idiomatic fluidity to her playing… »

SCHERZO (SPAIN) - MARCH 2016

Josep Pascual

« One of the greatest Russian pianists, Ludmila Berlinskaya, commemorates with this CD the centenary of Scriabin’s death. […] Berlinskaya demonstrates an unquestionable knowledge of this repertoire, that she marks both with brilliance of execution and lyricism. Excellent. »

CLASSIQUENEWS.COM - FEBRUARY 2016

Ernst Van Beck

« This sumptuous Scriabin recital […] affirms a sparkling playing, the interior of a fiery interpreter concerned with measuring and poetic accuracy: Ludmila Berlinskaya. »

CLASSICA (FRANCE) - FEBRUARY 2016

Stéphane Friédérich

« Ludmila Berlinskaya belongs to these pianists who possess, in this repertoire, a breath of natural and unfailing sincerity, and explore with a passionate and generous gluttony the pulsations of the work. »

PIANO FORUM (RUSSIA) - JANUARY 2016

Alexander Kulikov

« Her album may be considered, in the Russian tradition, as the newest vision of Scriabin’s piano works. […] The fact that the pianist has managed to develop her own personal style is of particular value, and a quality that is so rarely found in our contemporary artists. Her style is inseparable from a brillant mastery of rubato and a subtle play on the colors of the dynamics. The pianist builds in a consistent and continued manner her musical thought in great forms. The Fourth and Ninth Sonatas leave a particularly convincing impression and belong without any doubt to the interpreter’s great artistic achievements. She confers unusual depth and richness to the preludes op. 11, too often treated lightly and simplified. »

PIZZICATO.LU (LUXEMBURG) - JANUARY 2016

Remy Franck

« Ludmila Berlinskaya explores the music from emotional-mystical quietness up to the most effervescent intensity. »

PIANISTE (FRANCE) - DECEMBER 2015

Stéphane Friédérich

« She obtains a rare balance between, on one hand, the still romantic expression of a refined harmony whose foundations date back to Chopin and, the other hand, Scriabin’s unfulfilled desire of sound experimentation. […] A splendid recital. »

DIRECT SPEECH (RUSSIA) - NOVEMBER 2015

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Vitaly Lesnichiy interviews Ludmila Berlinskaya (web version)